Winter's Last Snow Day: Fun Ways to Enjoy the Tail End of the Freezin' Season!

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There are tons of ways to enjoy the last days of winter on Long Island.

Spring is just around the corner, but Monday’s snow predictions say that we may be in for one last day of snow. With the weather that has hit Long Island this season, most of us are getting pretty sick of the snow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of it and try to enjoy what will most likely be the last snow storm of the winter.

Check out these great winter outdoor activities around Long Island that everyone can enjoy:

Sledding
There are a lot of locations around Suffolk and Nassau Counties where families can go for some good old fashioned sledding. Here is a list of official locations in our area:

  • Bethpage State Park, Bethpage Parkway, Farmingdale, NY 11735, 516-249-0701
  • Cedar Creek Park, Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783, 516-571-7472
  • Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, 516-571-8113
  • Grant Park, Broadway and Sheridan Ave., Hewlett, NY 11557, 516-571-7821
  • Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554, 516-572-0348

There are some unofficial sledding hills around the island as well. These hills may be unsupervised, so remember to be safe.

  • The Grange, Broadway Ave., Sayville, NY 11782
  • Dead Man's Hill, Southbound Corona Ave between the entrance/exits of the Westbound Southern State Parkway. Parking is around the corner. North Valley Stream
  • The Pits, Malverne High School field on the corner of Lakeview and Ocean Ave, Malverne

Cross Country Skiing
As we are all aware, there is not much Long Island has to offer in the ways of mountains or skiing. The great thing about cross country skiing is that you can do it anywhere. As long as there is enough snow on the ground, many people can make a trail right from their front door.

There are also many mapped out trails throughout Long Island where skiers can enjoy beautiful views. Remember to check the weather report and to be sure there is a safe amount of snow on the ground before heading out.

  • Bay Park, 1st Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518, 516-571-7250
  • Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, 516-571-8113
  • Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554, 516-572-0348
  • Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542, 516-571-8010
  • Grant Park, Broadway and Sheridan Ave., Hewlett, NY 11557, 516-571-7821
  • Muttowntown Preserve, Muttontown Lane, East Norwich, NY 11732, 516-571-8500
  • North Woodmere Park, Branch Blvd. and Hungry Harbor Rd., North Woodmere, NY 11581, 516-571-7800
  • Tackapausha Preserve, Washington Ave., Seaford, NY 11783, 516-571-7443

Ice Skating
Who doesn’t enjoy a day of ice skating with their family? Not all of these places offer skate rentals, so make sure you call ahead or show up prepared.

  • Bethpage Community Park, Stewart and Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11735, 516-733-8404
  • Cantiague Park, 1 West John Street, Hicksville, NY 11801, 516-571-7056
  • Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, 516-571-8113
  • Reckson Plaza,164 EAB Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556, 516-683-0303
  • Dix Hills Ice Rink, 575 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY 11746, 631-462-5883
  • Grant Park, Broadway and Sheridan Ave., Hewlett, NY 11557, 516-571-7821
  • Hempstead Lake State Park, Ice skating is permitted in the park on McDonald Pond when approved by Park Manager, West Hempstead, NY 11552, 516-766-1029
  • Iceland Skating Rink, 3345 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, 516-746-1100
  • Ice Works, 175 Underhill Blvd, Syosset, NY 11791, 516-496-2277
  • Long Beach Ice Arena, 150 West Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561, 516-431-6500
  • Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Unqua & Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758, 516-797-7990
  • Newbridge Arena, 2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore, NY 11710, 516-783-6181
  • Parkwood Ice Skating Rink, 65 Arrandale Ave, Great Neck, NY 11023, 516-487-2975
  • Port Washington Skating Center, 70 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050, 516-484-6800
  • The Rinx, 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, New York 11788, 631-232-3222
  • Superior Ice Rink, 270 Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754, 631-269-3900
  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11596, 516-677-5990
  • The Village Skate, 26 Terry Road, Patchogue, NY 11772, 631-654-5381

There are less than three weeks before winter officially comes to an end. If we are lucky enough to get yet another snow day this week, enjoy it because it will probably be the last one we see until next winter!

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